Hello, Ladies, welcome to the May challenge. This theme was suggested by a few ladies, but don’t ask who, I forget!
My china pattern is Noritake Heather.
When I graduated from college, I went straight to graduate school at Villanova. I had an apartment, so had to get dishes, pots, etc. My mom had started to buy some china at the supermarket.
Here is an over exposed pic of a table I did with it a few years ago,, Platinum rim, delicate blue flowers, called Crown something!
She bought a ton of it, plates, bowls, cups, platters, etc! A few years later when I was getting married, I saw no need to get new china, much to her dismay. I thought it was fine enough!
I changed my mind a few years later, and picked Noritake Heather as my pattern.
The challenge tonight was to use a formal china in a not so formal way. I struggled with it! I have shown you this table I did with my Noritake Heather for Easter a few years ago. It is probably the last time I used it!
I don’t use it at Cmas, as I have several sets of Lenox Cmas china.
So tonight, I tried to dress it down.
No tablecloth, a cloth doily as a mat.
I used a solid pale green plate by Pfaltzgraff to break up the china. I got them at Cmas Tree Shop a few years ago. I also used a less formal napkin with a weave from Pottery Barn OUTLET. The white flatware is from Horchow.
I used a purple plate at this setting, and each place has a sprig of ribboned baby’s breath.
The centerpiece is a low bowl of white mums and baby’s breath. If you saw my last post, you know I have a lot of it left from the reception.
The stemware is by Gorham, via the Lenox Outlet.
I am very happy to have received a piece of crystal that was my grandmother’s. She died when I was 8, and I never had anything of hers. I am her youngest grandchild, my dad was the youngest of 7 . My oldest cousin gifted this to me last weekend.
It is a sugar bowl, but I will use it for other things. Thank you, Jeanne!
Since Friday will be our 44th Wedding Anniversary, I included the little love bird salt and peppers to use with our “wedding china.”
Where did the time go? I think we will celebrate with a cherry cheese crumb cake.
Can’t wait to see what you have done for the challenge! Please be sure to link back to this party in your post somewhere, no word id, and put your blog name first. Please make sure it is a new post.
Of course, the most important thing is to visit as many as you can of the others!
Thanks so much for dropping by and your kind words on my last post about the Communion!
I am joining Susan for Tablescape Thursday and Gollum for Foodie Friday,